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Pre-publication praise for THE FORCE

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Pre-publication praise from bestselling and prizewinning authors has been flooding in for Saul’s new book The Force, published in the US on September 3, 2019:

The Force brilliantly recounts the heroic exploits of the U.S. and Canadian First Special Operations team tasked with decommissioning a supposedly impregnable Nazi stronghold. Every chapter is filled with harrowing adventure, life and death struggle, and bedrock patriotism. The amount of new cutting-edge research is impressive. A monumental achievement!“―Douglas Brinkley, #1 New York Times bestselling author of American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

“With impeccable research and a keen eye for detail, Saul David has brought to life the surprising story of the original band of brothers. You can draw a vivid line from the make-or-break WWII battles of these daring soldiers to today’s US Army’s Special Forces…Saul David does us — and history — a service by dramatizing how and why that ‘tip of the spear’ was forged. These brave citizen-soldiers did the impossible, and The Force honors their brotherhood, triumph, and ultimate sacrifices. An essential part of anyone’s library.”―Doug Stanton, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Horse Soldiers and In Harm’s Way

“The First Special Service Force created in 1942 was a unique elite unit…As Saul David makes clear in this stirring account of their heroics, they did much more than their share and established precedents for the U.S. and Canadian Special Forces of today.”―James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Battle-Cry of Freedom

“A riveting story…Saul David brings us a superb tale, well told.”
Gregory A. Freeman, bestselling author of The Forgotten 500

Compelling and well-researched, The Force is an uplifting story of bravery, duty, and honor, an account of men who found the courage to take on an impossible mission-and prevail against all odds.”―Howard Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Invasion and The Last Goodnight

Presidents at War

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Saul’s next TV appearance is on ‘Presidents at War’, a two part series on the History Channel, 17/18 February 2019 at 8pm.

Warwick Words History Festival

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Saul will talk about his new novel, The Prince and the Whitechapel Murders, at the Warwick Words History Festival at 7.30pm on Friday 3 October 2018. Click here for more details and to book

Time interview

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Saul tries to separate fact from fiction in a Time Magazine interview timing  to coincide with release of the feature film ‘7 days in Entebbe’ in the US: click here to read the article

Friday, March 30th, 2018

In a separate interview, José Padilha told the Hollywood news site ‘The Tracking Board: ‘The movie is based on a well-researched book by Professor Saul David, an English professor, and he spent like 10 years researching this, and he wrote the book telling the story like this, inter-cutting between what’s happening in Israel, what’s happening inside the terminal, and also what’s happening in the military side of things. So I tried to be faithful.’ Click here to read the full interview

Jose Padilha interview

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Nice of José Padilha to acknowledge the central role that Saul’s book played in the making of his motion picture ‘7 Days of Entebbe’. He said: ‘There’s been a recent book written by British historian Saul David that we based the screenplay on. [It contains] years of research… and, basically, Saul argues that the operation was successful because of the terrorists’ Click here to read the full interview

Talk at Topping’s

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

At 8pm on Thursday, 22 February 2018, Saul will launch his new novel The Prince and the Whitechapel Murders at an event in Topping’s, Bath. Click here for details

England’s Forgotten Queen

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Saul’s next TV appearance is discussing Tudor military warfare on England’s Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey, a 3-part BBC4 documentary presented by Helen Castor. It airs on Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th January at 9pm.

Film trailer

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

The trailer for the feature film Entebbe, made using  Saul’s book Operation Thunderbolt (and for which Saul was the historical consultant), has just been released by distributor eOne: Click here to watch

The film, starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl, will be screened in UK cinemas from 9 March 2018. It’s also being released in the US as 7 Days in Entebbe from 16 March 2018: Click here to watch the US trailer

War Above The Trenches

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Saul will present a new 2 x 1 hour history series called ‘War Above The Trenches’ for UKTV Yesterday and French channel RMC Découverte. Filming begins in late November and the series will air in 2018.